WTF! The weather out here is warmer than that and there isn't even snow on the ground, but nooooo, everything's gotta be closed. Now I have a bad urge to go get some credits at Geauga Lake that I still need.
Anyway, I see that Lightning Coaster is still standing in the pic from Camel Coaster, did you happen to take a look at it? I know it's been SBNO for a long time but it's a shame to see a Schwarzkopf-designed coaster rotting where it stands.
Twenty-four degrees? Sheesh, and I thought it was cold riding Top Gun during Winterfest at Carowinds on Dec. 10.
I've always thought that BGW could pull off an excellent Christmas promotion--decorations and Santas from all the different countries, a cool Christmas train ride, not to mention excellent Christmas goodies from their bake shop or a nice dinner in the Festhaus. But I have mixed feelings about staying open all year. As I get older, I find that I enjoy deferred gratification--there's just something about opening day. Plus, Busch can do a lot of maintenance during the off-season.
These parks do the maintenance too, they just do it one coaster at a time which is why the SLC was closed.
But yeah, seeing the parks open here makes me realize there is no excuse why any park in the US couldn't be open all year round! I'm sure they have reasons, but looking how they do promotions all year round (Halloween, then Christmas, then countdown, etc) why can't the US parks do it too?
Oh, well....at least I know there are parks open somewhere in the world other than CA and FL during the "off season!"
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